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Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS4/16/2014 4:15:00 PM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli won't be available Wednesday against the White Sox. SOURCE: Peter Abraham, Boston Globe
Insight: He's out with a dislocated finger. Daniel Nava (.152, 2 HR, 3 RBI) will step in at first base.
Logan Morrison, 1B, SEA4/16/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: The Mariners have placed 1B/OF Logan Morrison on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Morrison left Monday's game with a right hamstring strain. He's 3-for-20 this season and isn't a fantasy option. Nick Franklin was called up and could see time in the outfield.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA 4/16/2014 11:01:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is 7-for-14 with six doubles against Oakland's Tommy Milone.
Insight: Don't be fooled by Pujols' .237 average. The 34-year-old has hit four home runs in his last seven games and flew out to the deepest part of Angels Ballpark in dead center Tuesday night. He also has struck out just four times and physically looks much better than he did last year.
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEACold4/16/2014 10:47:00 AM
Description: Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak started off 6-for-13 with two homers and seven RBI but he's gone 6-for-36 (.167) with zero homers and 11 Ks since then.
Insight: Smoak also is 2-for-16 against Texas starter Yu Darvish, who will oppose the Mariners on Wednesday night.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/16/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman is a career .242 hitter versus Phillies ace Cliff Lee and hasn't provided any power whatsoever against him.
Insight: Freeman has struck out a dozen times against Lee, who will oppose Atlanta on Wednesday.
Adam Dunn, 1B, CWS4/16/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn walked three times and hit a solo homer Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Dunn has a 14/11 K/BB, three home runs and eight RBI in 11 games this season. He's hitting .294 due to a .389 BABIP. Dunn had a BABIP of .266 or lower in each of the previous three seasons.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS 4/16/2014 9:17:00 AM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli suffered a dislocated left ring finger during Tuesday's game, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. He's day-to-day.
Insight: He suffered the injury when he slid head-first into second base in the ninth inning. The finger looked pretty mangled but he managed to escape without a fracture or strain.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX4/15/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Rangers 1B Prince Fielder hit his first homer of the season Tuesday.
Insight: Fielder is batting .185 with nine Ks and seven BBs. His bat slowed down last season and he displayed reduced plate discipline. Moving to a better hitters park in Texas won't do anything to reverse that decline, but he should be able to put up solid numbers once he gets out of his slump.
Joey Votto, 1B, CINHot4/15/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Reds first baseman Joey Votto went 4-for-4 in Tuesday night's win over Pittsburgh.
Insight: None of Votto's hits went for extra bases. The 2010 National League MVP is in the midst of a five-game hitting streak (.471, 3 HR, 6 RBI).
Joey Votto, 1B, CINHot4/15/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto homered for the third time in his last four games Monday against the Pirates.
Insight: The game was suspended due to rain after six innings and completed on Tuesday. Votto went into Tuesday night's game with a .277 average and a 1.003 OPS.
Garrett Jones, 1B, MIA4/15/2014 11:31:00 AM
Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is 1-for-15 (.067) with nine strikeouts versus Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: While Jones has homered in his last two games, the unfavorable matchup is likely to win this battle.
Brandon Moss, 1B, OAK4/15/2014 10:57:00 AM
Description: Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss is a career .462 hitter with four extra base hits and a 1.423 OPS versus Angels starter Garrett Richards.
Insight: Moss hasn't started hitting the long ball yet (1 HR) but is batting .295 with 11 RBI this season. He didn't start on Monday as the A's gave Daric Barton a start, but should be ready to go Tuesday.
Matt Adams, 1B, STLHot4/14/2014 11:02:00 PM
Description: Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams only has one homer and two RBI in 50 at-bats this season but he's hitting .360 with six doubles.
Insight: Adams went 3-for-4 with a two-base hit Monday at Milwaukee. The homers will come eventually for the stocky first baseman.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI4/14/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went yard for the second straight game Monday against Atlanta.
Insight: Howard already has 18 Ks in 49 at-bats and is batting .224 with three HRs and seven RBI.
Logan Morrison, 1B, SEA4/14/2014 9:00:00 PM
Description: Mariners 1B/OF Logan Morrison left Monday's game with a tight right hamstring, according to Greg Johns of mlb.com.
Insight: Morrison left before he even got his first at-bat and was replaced by Michael Saunders in right field. Morrison is 3-for-20 this season and isn't a fantasy option.
Brandon Moss, 1B, OAK 4/14/2014 6:51:00 PM
Description: Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss is getting a breather Monday against the Angels.
Insight: Daric Barton is starting at first with LHP Hector Santiago on the mound for Los Angeles. Moss has an eight-game hitting streak and is batting .311 with one homer and 11 RBI in 45 at-bats this season.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS4/14/2014 4:28:00 PM
Description: Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche is not in Monday night's starting lineup. Tyler Moore will get a start.
Insight: The noted second-half hitter is batting .311 this April with three homers and 10 RBI. This could be a good year to play LaRoche early as well as late ... just not on Monday night.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN4/14/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto is a career .352 hitter (19-for-54) with seven extra base hits and a .952 OPS against Pittsburgh left-hander Wandy Rodriguez.
Insight: Both of Votto's home runs this season came off left-handers (David Price, Cesar Ramos). Beware, however, that there is rain forecasted for Cincinnati for most of the day and night and they may have trouble getting the game in.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOSHot4/13/2014 11:13:00 PM
Description: Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez homered for the fourth straight game Sunday at Arizona.
Insight: Gonzalez has rediscovered the power stroke he used to hit 33 homers per season from 2007-11. He averaged just 20 per season and a .462 slugging percentage the past two years.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANAHot4/13/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols homered for the third time in his last five games Sunday against the Mets.
Insight: Pujols is hitting just .240 so far, but he extended his hitting streak to nine games Sunday and hasn't struck out in his last seven. Overall he looks much better and healthier than he did in 2013.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC4/13/2014 9:01:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo hit his second homer of the year Sunday against the Cardinals.
Insight: Rizzo has hit .319 with eight RBI, nine runs and eight Ks in 47 at-bats. He batted .224 with eight home runs in April last season and went on to bat just .233 with 23 longballs and 80 RBI.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATLHot4/13/2014 8:21:00 PM
Description: Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman drove in four runs Sunday against Washington.
Insight: Freeman has hit .442 with four doubles, four homers, 10 RBI, a 4/6 K/BB and 10 runs this season. He's well on his way to his first 30-homer season and should contend for NL MVP.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, WASHot4/13/2014 8:18:00 PM
Description: Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday at Atlanta after getting a Golden Sombrero Saturday.
Insight: LaRoche hasn't encountered one of his typical extended April slumps yet. He's hitting .311 with three longballs, 10 RBI and 11 runs in 12 games.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL4/13/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis crushed his first homer of the season Sunday afternoon.
Insight: Davis went 11 games without one to start the year, but we know his homers come in bunches and he could have a big week ahead.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN4/13/2014 7:38:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto hit his second homer of the season Sunday against the Rays.
Insight: Both of his home runs this season came off left-handers (David Price, Cesar Ramos). He hit just .251 with nine homers against lefties last year.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFGHot4/12/2014 3:13:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt will sit Saturday with Buster Posey getting the nod at 1B.
Insight: Belt has been so hot, fantasy owners will hate to see him out of the lineup. He's batting .292 with a league-leading five homers.
Michael Cuddyer, 1B, COL4/12/2014 1:30:00 PM
Description: Rockies right fielder Michael Cuddyer is not in Saturday afternoon's starting lineup.
Insight: Cuddyer is off to another good start, batting .386 with 3 homers and 10 RBI. Cuddyer hit .331 with 20 homers, 84 RBI and a .919 OPS last season - so its not a fluke.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY4/12/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: New York first baseman Mark Teixeira (strained hamstring) said he expected to return as soon as he's eligible to come off the disabled list, according to ESPN's Andrew Marchand.
Insight: Teixeira has been an injury-prone mess for the past year and can't be counted on this season. He's no longer the 30-plus homer guy he was from 2009-2011.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN4/11/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto blasted his first homer of the season Friday against the Rays.
Insight: Votto (.257) took David Price to left field to break a shutout in the bottom of the ninth inning. Votto has just two RBI this season because opponents pitch around him with men on base and he refuses to expand the zone.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL4/11/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau is getting Friday's game off to rest with left-hander Madison Bumgarner on the mound for San Francisco, the team announced.
Insight: Morneau doesn't have a home run yet but is hitting .387 with two doubles, two RBI, three walks and just two Ks in 31 at-bats.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARIHot4/11/2014 10:17:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is a career .500 hitter (8-for-16) versus Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Insight: It's not quite as good as his numbers against Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum, but its still pretty nice. He's a must start.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC4/11/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo doesn't have much success against St. Louis right-hander Joe Kelly.
Insight: Rizzo is 1-for-13 in their matchups. Normally Rizzo hits right-handers 55 points better than left-handers (.259 vs. .204), but this matchup is the exception. Although Rizzo is off to a flying start (.371 through nine games) avoid this matchup.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI4/11/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has yet to produce a hit against Miami right-hander Jose Fernandez.
Insight: Howard is 0-for-8 with four strikeouts against Fernandez. He's not alone. Marlon Byrd, Domonic Brown and Chase Utley are also hitless. It would probably be best to avoid all Phillies hitters on Friday.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWSHot4/10/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu had his second two-homer game in three days Thursday against the Indians.
Insight: Abreu is the latest Cuban position player to get off to a fast start in the majors, following Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig. He's hitting .300 with three doubles, a triple, four homers, an MLB-leading 14 RBI and seven runs in 40 at-bats.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, WASHot4/10/2014 8:43:00 PM
Description: Nats first baseman Adam LaRoche had two more hits Thursday and is hitting .344 with two homers, two doubles, nine RBI, eight runs and a 5/7 K/BB so far.
Insight: LaRoche is typically awful in April but this year he's been locked in from the start.
Travis Ishikawa, 1B, MIL4/10/2014 10:39:00 AM
Description: Pirates 1B Travis Ishikawa (.238, 1 HR, 3 RBI) will sit on Thursday in favor of Gaby Sanchez.
Insight: This is not the time to try Sanchez as he's just 1-for-12 with four strikeouts versus Cubs starter Travis Wood.
Garrett Jones, 1B, MIA4/10/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is 1-for-12 (.083) with seven strikeouts versus Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
Insight: We're still waiting for Jones to produce the home run power he showed us in Pittsburgh. He's yet to go deep for Miami and the home park is not conducive to the long ball.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHCHot4/9/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo still doesn't have a home run this season but he collected multiple hits for the fourth straight game Wednesday.
Insight: Rizzo went 4-for-5 with two doubles Wednesday and is 10-for-15 over his last four games.
Albert Pujols, 1B, ANA4/9/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols drove in two runs Tuesday against the Mariners, giving him 1,501 RBI for his career.
Insight: Only 52 players in MLB history have reached that milestone. Among active players, he's second behind New York's Alex Rodriguez. Pujols (.219, 1 HR, 3 RBI) could realistically move into the top-40 before the end of this season.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS4/9/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu showed off his power by swatting two long balls Tuesday in a blowout win against the Rockies.
Insight: Coors Field, aka Hitter's Paradise, was up to its usual tricks on Tuesday night. In total, seven balls left the yard with six of those round-trippers belonging to the White Sox. Abreu is tied with Minnesota's Chris Colabello for the league-lead in RBI with 11 through eight games.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS4/8/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Nats first baseman Adam LaRoche tagged three hits in Tuesday's night victory over Miami.
Insight: LaRoche is off to a nice start, hitting .348 with nine RBI in his first seven games. Tuesday was LaRoche's first three-hit game since June 25th.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOSHot4/8/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli is having a great series against his former team.
Insight: He went 3-for-5 Tuesday and is now 6-for-10 against Texas over the last two games. Napoli (.364, 2 HR, 8 RBI) is usually a swing for the fences guy but all six of his hits this series have been singles.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL4/8/2014 8:16:00 PM
Description: We're eight games into the season and Baltimore 1B Chris Davis is still in search of his first homer.
Insight: By the eighth game last year, Davis already had five longballs. The good news is that he has gone 9-for-23 with three doubles and five RBI over his last six games.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFGHot4/8/2014 8:07:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt hit his fifth homer of the season Tuesday against the Diamondbacks in San Francisco's home opener.
Insight: Belt's first four homers came on the road, so it's good to see him hit one out of power-depressing AT&T Park Tuesday. Just 14 of his 38 career home runs have come at home.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX4/8/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Rangers 1B Prince Fielder appears to be pressing early in the season and is batting just .148 without a home run.
Insight: Fielder has been chasing a few pitches out of the strike zone of late, but that will eventually stop. His Tuesday matchup, however, is unfavorable and he should be avoided. He's 0-for-6 against Boston left-hander Felix Doubront.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI4/8/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has a career .455 batting average with a pair of homers and a 1.311 OPS versus Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse.
Insight: Howard has hits in five of six games this spring, but he's still striking out too much (9 times in 25 at-bats). We'll take a flier on him Tuesday with a strong wind blowing out to right field at Citizen Bank Park.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL4/8/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis is 8-for-23 (.348) with three homers and a 1.227 OPS versus Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova..
Insight: Davis is still homerless this season, but a favorable matchup and a 20 mph wind blowing out to center field may change that.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOSHot4/7/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Boston first baseman Mike Napoli stayed hot with three hits Monday in a victory over the Rangers.
Insight: The 32-year-old is tied for third in the American League with seven RBI this season. Napoli has gone 6-for-14 during his three-game hitting streak (.429 AVG).
Chris Colabello, 1B, MIN4/7/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Chris Colabello is just 1-for-8 (.125) with four strikeouts versus Oakland left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Colabello may be leading the American League with 11 RBI in his first six games, but his experiences against Kazmir have been unfavorable and he should be avoided on Monday.
Chris Colabello, 1B, MINHot4/6/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Minnesota first baseman Chris Colabello continued his torrid opening week with another strong outing Sunday against the Indians.
Insight: Colabello finished the afternoon with two hits and four RBI. He leads all American League hitters with 11 RBI in his first six games.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOSCold4/6/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: In 69 at-bats against Giants starter Matt Cain, Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has generated nine extra-base hits, including four homers.
Insight: Gonzalez is a .290 career hitters against Cain and also has 10 walks against him. Sunday's matchup may help him get going after hitting .167 in his first 24 at-bats.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KAN4/6/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: White Sox starter Chris Sale has fanned Eric Hosmer eight times in 25 at-bats.
Insight: Hosmer has gone 5-for-14 (.357) in 2014 but he's still looking for his first homer. He's unlikely to get it off Sale, who has limited Hosmer to six hits (five singles) in 25 at-bats (.240).
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN4/6/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto hasn't offered any power in the first five games this season and he hasn't had an easy time against Mets starter Jon Niese.
Insight: Votto (.316) has gone 2-for-15 (.133) with seven strikeouts against the Mets southpaw, though one of those hits left the park. The Reds first baseman batted .251 with nine longballs against lefties last year and is 0-for-3 against them in 2014.
Ike Davis, 1B, NYM4/5/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: Mets first basemen Ike Davis hit a pinch-hit walk-off grand slam Saturday against the Reds.
Insight: Lucas Duda hit two homers and drove in all four runs for the Mets Friday after manager Terry Collins named him the starting first baseman over Davis, but Duda went 0-for-4 with three Ks Saturday. Neither player is a very exciting fantasy option.
Mike Carp, 1B, BOS4/5/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: Mike Carp was scratched from Boston's lineup Saturday due to lower-back tightness, according to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald.
Insight: David Ortiz is not in the lineup so Carp was starting at first base and Mike Napoli at DH in the initial lineup Saturday. Daniel Nava will move to first and Jonny Gomes will start in left field against the Brewers.
Adam Dunn, 1B, CWS4/5/2014 11:26:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is a career .333 hitter versus Royals left-hander Bruce Chen. Update: Dunn is not in the starting lineup.
Insight: Dunn normally struggles against lefties (career .220 hitter), so this is outside his comfort zone, but he's 8-for-24 with four extra base hits and a 1.133 OPS against Chen.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY4/5/2014 11:09:00 AM
Description: New York first baseman Mark Teixeira left Friday's game with a strained hamstring and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Multi-positional Kelly Johnson will move over to first base with help from Francisco Cervelli. Yangervis Solarte is likely to get the start at third. Teixeira has been an injury-prone mess for the past year and can't be counted on this season.
Allen Craig, 1B, STL4/5/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Cardinals outfielder Allen Craig is 0-for-9 against Pittsburgh left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Insight: Craig is off to a slow start (.125), but is a career .304 hitter so will eventually turn it around. Its unlikely to happen on Saturday, however.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LOSCold4/5/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is just 2-for-20 versus Giants hurler Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: Gonzalez is off to a slow start (.143) and this unfavorable matchup isn't likely to help. Avoid him on Saturday.
Adam Dunn, 1B, CWS4/5/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is a career .333 hitter versus Royals left-hander Bruce Chen.
Insight: Dunn normally struggles against lefties (career .220 hitter), so this is outside his comfort zone, but he's 8-for-24 with four extra base hits and a 1.133 OPS against Chen.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL4/5/2014 9:26:00 AM
Description: Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis is 4-for-12 (.333) with three homers and a 1.417 OPS versus Detroit hurler Rick Porcello.
Insight: Davis is homerless this season, but a favorable matchup and a strong wind blowing out at Comerica Park makes the slugger a good play on Saturday.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI4/4/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 26 straight games Friday in a loss to Colorado.
Insight: That's the longest active hitting streak in the major leagues. Goldschmidt (.414, 1 HR, 4 RBI) is four games away from tying Luis Gonzalez for the longest streak in team history.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET4/4/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera exploded for four hits Friday in a 10-4 win over Baltimore.
Insight: Cabrera's homer in the eighth was his first of the season. At 3-0, the Tigers are the only undefeated team left in MLB.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY4/4/2014 9:17:00 PM
Description: New York first baseman Mark Teixeira left Friday's game with a strained hamstring. SOURCE: Mike Wilner, Sportsnet
Insight: He went 1-for-1 with an RBI single before leaving in the second inning. Kelly Johnson, who got the start at second base, has moved over to first. Brian Roberts is now at second.
James Loney, 1B, TAM4/4/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney won't start Friday against the Rangers.
Insight: Though left-hander Joe Saunders is throwing for Texas, Loney actually hit the same against lefties as he did against right-handers last season (.299). Sean Rodriguez will get the start at first tonight with Loney likely to return on Saturday.
Mike Carp, 1B, BOS4/4/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: With Shane Victorino out with a strained hamstring, Mike Carp is in the starting lineup on Friday.
Insight: He's playing left field and batting fifth. He's yet to prove that he's a full-time player or fantasy worthy starter.
Mark Reynolds, 1B, MIL4/4/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Mark Reynolds has never done much against Boston right-hander Jake Peavy and should not be started.
Insight: Reynolds is just 3-for-20 with 11 strikeouts and no extra base hits. Avoid.
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWSHot4/3/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu drove in four runs Thursday in a loss to the Twins.
Insight: Both of his hits on Thursday went for extra bases. The 27-year-old from Cuba is hitting .417 through his first three games.
Chris Colabello, 1B, MIN4/3/2014 9:03:00 PM
Description: Twins first baseman Chris Colabello provided six RBI Thursday in a comeback win over the White Sox.
Insight: Three of the runs came across on a bases loaded double during the third inning. Colabello entered today's game with 17 RBI in 165 career at bats.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI4/3/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt loves facing Giants starter Tim Lincecum.
Insight: He's a career .500 hitter with five homers and 11 RBI in just 20 at-bats. Goldy is batting .409 through his first five games.
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS4/2/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli had two hits, including a homer, and four RBI in five at-bats Wednesday at Baltimore.
Insight: Napoli hit .259 with 23 homers and a career-high 92 RBI last season. He has less fantasy value this year because he doesn't hold catcher eligibility, however.
Adam Dunn, 1B, CWS4/2/2014 7:41:00 PM
Description: White Sox DH Adam Dunn hit a solo home run Wednesday against Minnesota.
Insight: It was Dunn's first hit of the season. He has two walks and two strikeouts in 10 plate appearances. Dunn hit .219 with 34 home runs, 86 RBI and a .762 OPS in 149 games last season.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SFGHot4/2/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has gone 5-for-9 with two homers and four RBI in his first two games.
Insight: After putting up strong numbers in the minors, the 25-year-old Belt broke through with a .289 average, 17 home runs, 67 RBI, 76 runs and an .841 OPS last year and could take his game to the next level this season.
Garrett Jones, 1B, MIA4/2/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones is 7-for-14 (.500) with a pair of homers and eight RBI against Colorado hurler Jordan Lyles.
Insight: Jones is off to a slow start with one hit in seven at-bats (.125) but could turn it around on Wednesday in this favorable matchup.
Anthony Rizzo, 1B, CHC4/2/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo is just 1-for-9 (.111) versus Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton.
Insight: Rizzo normally hits right-handers much better than lefties, but this is an expection to the rule. He is still seeking his first hit of the season after going hitless versus tough left-hander Francisco Liriano on Monday.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL4/2/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis is 11-for-30 (.367) with a pair of long balls against Boston right-hander John Lackey.
Insight: Davis was hitless in the opener, but has a favorable matchup on Wednesday. He bashed seven homers against Boston in 2013. That was the most he had against any team.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL4/1/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman went 3-for-3 with two solo home runs Tuesday at Milwaukee.
Insight: Freeman hit a career-high .319 with 109 RBI, 89 runs and an .897 OPS last year and has blasted 21-23 homers in each of the last three seasons. This should be the year he gets up to 30.


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